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Thursday, December 1, 2022

My Dead True Love by Kim Pierce - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Kim Pierce and her new book, “My Dead True Love,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

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My Dead True Love

by Kim Pierce


GENRE:   Women's Literature



When a newspaper reporter’s fiancé dies abruptly, she questions how he could just cease to be.

Dogged by unbidden thoughts, odd coincidences and unexplained phenomena, Ann Stewart becomes obsessed with finding out what really happens after we die and whether her beloved Gregory is still out there. She finds her answer, which takes her and a close-knit coterie of women to the edge of the cosmos—and the core of their own hearts.

Based on a true story.



“It was definitely Gregory,” Connie declared, forcing herself to return to the vision. “As clear as if he were standing next to me. Smiling.”

“If you saw him”—and I still wasn’t believing—“did he see you? Did he see me?”

It made no sense, but I had to know more.

“I don’t know. I tried to un-see him. I really did,” she said, turning to me, something akin to terror twisting her face. “This ‘seeing’ is a part of me that triggers so much shame—and reactivates the trauma. Like shell shock.” Red mottling crept up Connie’s neck and onto her cheeks.

She saw him. The words slid off my brain as if she were speaking in tongues. What did that mean?

“Could it have been your imagination?” I offered wanly, not wanting that to be the case.

“Yes, I suppose it could.”

Neither of us believed it.

I waited.

“What would it mean for you to ‘see’ him?” I pressed.

Tell me. Even if it makes no sense.

“That there’s something wrong with me,” came her acrid reply. “Deeply, terribly wrong. At least that’s what my father would say. And a lot of other people who make judgments about what I can do.” She slammed the car into park a little too aggressively.

“There’s nothing wrong with you,” I said, getting out of the car.

Connie shut down.

“I need to go home for a while,” she said.

Tell. Me. More.



The Books: Cosmic Nudge or Coincidence?

The two books Connie gives to Ann in My Dead True Love—John Edward’s One Last Time and Joel Martin/Patricia Romanowski’s Love Beyond Life—were instrumental to my real-life understanding of how to “read” with an evidentiary medium.

In 1998, few if any people were using the term “evidentiary” medium, although mediums who bring through verifiable information were definitely making news in paranormal circles.

At the time, I worked in the Lifestyles section of a newspaper. Every year, the department held a sale in a conference room of all the review copies of books, videos, CDs, computer games and other items that can’t be given away or otherwise disposed of, except to trash. The money collected went to the newspaper’s charity.

It wasn’t like you were going to pick up a Danielle Steele novel or Metallica CD. Most often it was offbeat stuff, like the pilot video for a long-forgotten TV show. Or books a publisher was trying to push.

At this point, just like Ann in the book, I had already set up my own long-distance reading with a medium. I decided I would play it like a deposition: Yes. No. Zipped lips. I wasn’t going to give any feedback.

So on the day of the sale, I go down in the morning and pick out a few things. Later that afternoon, my boss was on her way for a second run and suggested I come, too. My work was done, so why not?

This time, I focused on the stacks of books that still ringed the room. I’d made it only a little way around the perimeter when I came upon the Martin/Romanowski book, a small paperback about communication with the dead. Hmmm. I picked it up.

A bit further along, I saw John Edward’s book, with a quote from Raymond Moody on the cover. I knew who Moody was from his Life After Life book. That gave the Edward book some credibility in my mind. But I was feeling self-conscious and decided to leave it there.

Halfway around the room, there was the book again. This time, I decided to take it. To heck with what anyone might think.

When I got the books home, I could scarcely put them down. The Edward book especially was like a primer in reading with an evidentiary medium, and my reading was less than a week away.

A fake medium will try to elicit clues from things you say and encourage you to elaborate on what they say.

An evidentiary medium does need feedback, but only for a sense of whether something fits. They emphatically don’t want you to elaborate, as they are concentrating on what’s coming through from the departed spirit.

And, importantly: If it does not fit what spirit is saying, the evidentiary medium will say so.

Here’s an example of how that works from a John Edward appearance I attended. He told about the name Orlando coming through for a woman. He and she went through every possible permutation of meaning, and both became extremely frustrated when nothing “fit” for the insistent spirit. Finally, one of them said “Disney World?” And it was like hitting the lotto jackpot.

Back to the two books. Had I not read them, I would not have understood the need to give feedback, what kind of feedback to offer and to resist the urge to elaborate. My reading would have been a disaster.

Was I nudged to pick up those books at just the right time to prepare me for my reading?

I like to think so.



Kim Pierce is a former Dallas Morning News writer and editor who completed the Writer’s Path fiction program at Southern Methodist University. My Dead True Love is her first novel, inspired by events surrounding the death of her fiancé in 1998. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her partner and three cats.





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  1. Thanks for hosting this tour stop!

  2. This sounds like a really good book to read.

  3. It is filled with instances like this - from my real-life experience with unbidden thoughts, odd coincidences and unexplained phenomena.

  4. Thanks for sharing My Dead True Love with me, Kim, it sounds like a great book for me! I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt!

    Have a magical holiday season!

  5. Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, My Dead True Love sounds like a story that will make me cry so I will keep a box of tissues nearby while reading